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out of service can be down right scary. >> i feel like if you trip it would be just like a big tumble, you just keep falling down. it's like what are we supposed to -- you know, if i break some bones what's going to happen then. is somebody going to pay me? >> reporter: metro says one of the three escalators here was already under repair and when the up escalator broke down they tried to switch the down to up and it too failed. >> it's terrible. it's hot. you're confused, you going to fall. it don't make sense. >> reporter: that wasn't the only issue here. >> the elevator is now out of service which, you know, leaves you in an impossible situation. >> reporter: especially if like william malone, you move kind of slow. >> well, i think i'm holding up people behind me. got a lot of hurried commuters behind you. >> reporter: and for awhile here at bethesda. >> people are going up and down on the same escalator. >> reporter: not an ideal predicament on any day. happy to report right now, both the up and down escalators are working now here at bethesda. metro says with this extreme heat, m
this has the potential to be the big one. >> reporter: business leaders from d.c., maryland and virginia are trying to make contingency plans. it's not just local governments that are in a spot. all businesses are concerned. >> what effect will that have on our consumer interest rates, credit card rates? we don't know. there's so much uncertainty. >> reporter: no deal could knock the district of columbia to its knees financially. >> yes. everything they do on the hill affects us. >> reporter: the city's chief financial officer warned a possible rationing of services and the return of the control board. >> if we have no cash flow because you would not be able to pay the capayments to metro or payroll, et cetera, i hope that's really removed, but that is one thing we have to keep in mind here. >> reporter: either deal has deep spending cuts that will leave future holes in local budgets. >> when you look at the numbers proposed for cuts, it's in the trillions. >> reporter: arlington county's chief financial officer says it's not just weather be storms. >> we came through the '08, '09, '10 r
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